BREAKING: Joey Jordison Back in Slipknot as Percussionist!
Finally, a bit of good news from the Slipknot camp.
With percussionist Chris Fehn and the band currently embroiled in a lawsuit alleging income was being withheld from Fehn, Slipknot have decided to move forward by bringing back a former, much beloved member of The Nine: former drummer Joey Jordison!
Jordison was fired by Slipknot in 2013, and later revealed a rare neurological disorder had hindered his ability to play the drums. Jordison later got back behind the kit with Scar the Martyr, Vimic and Sinsaenum, none of which really took off in the way Jordison would’ve hoped.
More than five years later, Jordison returns to the band whose career he helped launch… but not in his original role. With Fehn out and Jay Weinberg currently entrenched behind the drum kit, Jordison will be stepping in as second percussionist alongside M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. Says Jordison in a statement:
“I am unbelievably excited to re-join my brothers in Slipknot! I always had nothing but love for the guys despite our disagreements. I’m really looking forward to embracing my new role as percussionist, as I always felt hamstrung all the way in the back of the stage behind the kit. Now I can be up front rocking out, beating some kegs and hyping up all you crazy maggots!!”
Band co-founder Clown comments:
“It is the day upon which the day has begun, though the day never ends until the sun rises again in the morning. Although the sun never sets, what has been will always be, and the full circle of life presents itself upon us once again.”
To read what Corey Taylor thinks of the situation, click here.